In the mid-‘80s, J.Crew laid the groundwork for its runaway success in the following decades. It started by sending catalogs to customers (the first of which mailed in 1983) showcasing a range of logo-less, heritage-inspired garments that were refreshingly affordable. According to designer Sid Mashburn, it was “a little Grateful Dead but a little Northeast Prep, too.”
By 1989, the brand opened its first retail stores with a loyal following of customers who loved wardrobe staples like rugby shirts, rollneck sweaters and barn coats. While J.Crew has expanded its offerings quite a bit since then, it still offers a range of tasteful garments appropriate for a variety of occasions. If you’re in need of a wardrobe refresh, head over the brand’s site now because you can save an extra 40 percent on a wide range of sale items. Use the code BIGSALE to take advantage of steep discounts on clothing, shoes and accessories.
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